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Christians leap into icy lakes for Jesus' baptism

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(DAILY MAIL) — Thousands of young men have been leaping into icy rivers and lakes across eastern Europe today to commemorate the baptism of Jesus Christ,

Worshipers braved the cold as they scrambled to retrieve crucifixes cast into the water by priests.

The Orthodox Christians believe that whoever recovers one of the wooden crosses will be freed from evils spirits.

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